Definition of Antonym

1. Noun. A word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other. "To him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"

Exact synonyms: Opposite, Opposite Word
Generic synonyms: Word
Specialized synonyms: Direct Antonym, Indirect Antonym
Derivative terms: Antonymous
Antonyms: Synonym



Definition of Antonym

1. n. A word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; -- used as a correlative of synonym.

Definition of Antonym

1. Noun. (semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antonym

1. a word opposite in meaning to another [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antonym

antly
antoeci
antoecian
antofine
antoikoi
antojito
antojitos
antoniniani
antoninianus
antonomasia
antonomasias
antonomasies
antonomastic
antonomastically
antonomasy
antonym (current term)
antonymic
antonymies
antonymous
antonymously
antonyms
antonymy
antophyte
antophytes
antorbital
antorbitals
antozone
antproof
antra
antra ethmoidalia

Literary usage of Antonym

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"antonym*: see BLIND. antonyms: see STUPIDITY. discharge, vt 1. See UNLOAD. 2. shoot, fire; spec, volley, empty, play;— in reference to a bow, gun, hose, ..."

2. Foundation Lessons in English by Oscar Israel Woodley, Myra Soper Woodley (1901)
"PART II LESSON I VARIETY OF EXPRESSION SYNONYM AND antonym You have learned that ... For example, small is an antonym of large. We may change the sentence, ..."

3. Daily Language Review by Laurie Williams, Richard H. Williams, Marilyn Evans, Evan-Moor Corporation (1998)
"1. the names of several dentists in your area 2. what a Siberian tiger eats 3. the direction you would travel from Ethiopia to Niger 4. an antonym for the ..."

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